WEBINAR: Opioid Crisis: How State and Federal Policymakers are Fighting Back
Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, with more than 52,000 lethal drug overdoses in 2015 according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic, with more than 20,000 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers and nearly 13,000 related to heroin. For behavioral health providers, the challenge is daunting, but lawmakers are seeking solutions that may provide some much-needed support.
To learn more about what lawmakers are proposing, join us as Ron Lanton, government affairs expert and president of True North Political Solutions, provides updates on the opioid epidemic and how your behavioral health facility can prepare.
From this presentation, attendees will learn about:
- The history of the opioid epidemic
- Legislation on the state and federal levels regarding opioids
- Rehabilitation and how policy has started to change
- How insurers may be influencing solutions